Liam Hemsworth and Vince Vaughn to star in drug drama Arkansas

Liam Hemsworth and Vince Vaughn have signed on to star in drug drama Arkansas.The Hollywood actors are to headline Clark Duke’s feature directorial debut, with the actor/writer also starring in and penning the script for the project. Hemsworth and Duk…

Liam Hemsworth and Vince Vaughn have signed on to star in drug drama Arkansas.

The Hollywood actors are to headline Clark Duke’s feature directorial debut, with the actor/writer also starring in and penning the script for the project.

Hemsworth and Duke will portray a pair of low-level drug runners named Kyle and Swin who are ordered around by Arkansas-based kingpin Frog, to be played by Vaughn. However, when a deal goes wrong, deadly consequences ensue.

Production on the film is due to begin this month (Oct18) in Alabama. Other casting details and a potential release date have not yet been announced.

Duke previously helmed a short film named Home, which was about a young man in the midst of a personal crisis who goes home to visit his ailing grandfather and childhood best friend. The 33-year-old has also appeared in films such as Kick-Ass, Hot Tub Time Machine, A Thousand Words and animated flick The Croods, in which he voiced the character of Thunk.

Meanwhile, Hemsworth has a string of projects lined-up. The Australian star recently completed work on romantic comedy Isn’t It Romantic alongside Priyanka Chopra and Rebel Wilson and is currently in the post-production phases of Malik Bader’s crime-thriller Killerman.

And Arkansas will mark another gritty drama for Vaughn. The 48-year-old made his name in comedies such as Wedding Crashers and Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story, but in recent years has been appearing in more serious stories, such as Mel Gibson’s Hacksaw Ridge and prison movie Brawl in Cell Block 99. He will next be seen onscreen in Against All Enemies, Benedict Andrews’ film about an ambitious young FBI agent who is assigned to investigate actress Jean Seberg when she becomes embroiled in the tumultuous U.S. civil rights movement in the late 1960s.

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Kristen Stewart to play Jean Seberg in new political thriller

Kristen Stewart will portray actress Jean Seberg in political thriller Against All Enemies. The movie will chronicle Seberg’s relationship with civil rights activist Hakim Jamal, which turned her into a person of interest at the FBI in the 1960s. Age…

Kristen Stewart will portray actress Jean Seberg in political thriller Against All Enemies.

The movie will chronicle Seberg’s relationship with civil rights activist Hakim Jamal, which turned her into a person of interest at the FBI in the 1960s.

Agents used their illegal COINTELPRO programme to monitor her movements.

Jamal will be portrayed by Anthony Mackie, while Jack O’Connell will play the FBI agent tasked with surveilling Seberg.

Raving about his cast, which also includes Margaret Qualley and Colm Meaney, and the screenplay penned by Joe Shrapnel and Anna Waterhouse, director Benedict Andrews says, “It combines the torque and epic scope of a conspiracy thriller with the raw intimacy of a love story

“I’m thrilled to be working with such an extraordinary ensemble, led by some of the most outstanding actors working today in Kristen, Jack and Anthony. I can’t wait for the collision of these electric talents as Jean, Jack and Hakim.”

“We feel unbelievably lucky to have Benedict Andrews’ fierce talent coupled with an astonishing ensemble of actors giving voice to this riveting and frighteningly urgent story,” a statement from the film’s producers reads.

Meanwhile, Stewart has another star-studded movie project in her sights – she is hoping to be part of the Charlie’s Angels reboot after 2017 reports suggested she would be involved in the blockbuster.

“I would love to do it. I hope that that comes together,” she shared in an interview with Entertainment Tonight. “You never really know that you’re going to be making a movie until you’re, like, standing on that set.”

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